161. Bespoke Cigars Daughters of the Wind “Caramelito” Testblend

Gifted by Jeremy Casdagli, owner of Bespoke Cigars.

Location: This review was made outdoors, during sunset on my holiday in the Algarve, Portugal. 30°C.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth wrapper with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm but still a little giving when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Light hay notes, creamy caramel sweetness and a hint of cedarwood.

1st third: Starts with a light café au lait base, surrounded with a caramel swirl on top of the creamy foam that marries the two flavours together.

2nd third: Keeps the café au lait base but now with a hint of cinnamon. Like there is a stick of cinnamon in the coffee.
The caramel swirl from before has gone from sweet to a slightly salted caramel fudge, that is resting on the tounge. It also has been pressed to the roof of the mouth for that rich sweetness.

The burn: Burns steady and sharp with a white-ish ash and fairly firm ash. I got a split in the ash in the beginning but the rest was perfect.

Smoke: Voluminous white creamy smoke with a cool feeling on the tounge.

3rd third: When I enter the final part, the café au lait turns in to a home-made hot chocolate with the foamed milk on top. There are still hints of the salted caramel fudge in the back with a light cinnamon taste.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a smooth and creamy flavour profile all the way through. In my opinion probably the best cigar I’ve ever smoked. I truly hope this goes in to production.

I just have to point out this is my unbiased opinion, I’ve not been paid or anything I was just gifted it as a friendly gesture. I always write my honest opinion.

Result: In my book this is an 99 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

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